In view of unprecedented Covid-19 surge, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has decided to vaccinate all Indian citizens in the age group of 18-44 years. For this purpose, the registration for vaccination against the Covid-19 infection for all above the age of 18 years began today (April 28) at 4 pm on the CoWIN portal and Aarogya Setu app.
The government also made it mandatory for the 18-44 age group to register themselves on the Co-WIN portal, Aarogya Setu app and UMANG App and get an appointment for vaccination.
Online COVID Vaccine Registration Details
Name of pandemic disease: COVID-19
Eligibility: All Indian citizens
Age: People aged above 18 years
Vaccinated by: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India
Helpline No: 1075 (Toll Free) and 01123978046
Basic Requirement/s for Online Vaccine Registration
Documents: To be vaccinated, all individual have to produce/ possess anyone of the following documents –
a. Aadhaar card
b. Driving License
c. PAN card
e. Pension Passbook
f. NPR Smart Card
g. Voter ID Card (EPIC)
Mobile Number: All individual wish to register themself for online vaccine registration must have an active mobile number to register their name. A number can only be used for a maximum of 4 persons.
Is vaccination free at all vaccination centres?
Currently, vaccination is free at government hospitals and charged at INR 250 in private hospitals for citizens aged 45 years and above. This will cease to exist from May 1, and even those above the age of 45 years will have to pay at private facilities that cost fixed by the private hospital.
For people between 18 to 44 years, the States will announce the policy relating to payment. Govt. of Assam has announced that they will offer it for free at government centres.
However, at private vaccination sites, the cost will be decided by the private hospitals and you can see the price of each vaccine at the time of booking.